The cover, a map reproduction, illustrates the siege and surrender of Yorktown by the British to Washington’s Army in 1781. It is commemorated here, two hundred years later, with a fictional radio play, reported by Thomas Keran Egan, its author.
It attempts an accurate portrayal of the pomp and circumstances as they occurred, with the British in defeat, and the American and French forces in Victory. It ends with
a perspective of the Revolution and its profound impact on American History.
The final page reproduces the painting of Trumbull’s Surrender of Cornwallis, with an enumerated sketch, identifying the thirty-eight principal participants in the battle.